What motivates me

Here is the main reason I do my job. Yes, I enjoy practicing real estate; I love helping people through big steps. But the most important part is that it enables me to follow my calling. … [Read more...]

My purpose

Millions live below the poverty line and are denied education.  Millions become victims of human trafficking and the sex trade every year because they have no advocate. … [Read more...]

Following my calling

The world's children have tugged at my heart strings every time I have traveled in developing countries. Each of us is called to a purpose greater than ourselves.  They are mine. … [Read more...]

Thank You

My clients and colleagues have graciously enabled my travels to Africa and Asia these past few years, for which I am incredibly grateful. Thank you!   … [Read more...]

495 Frye Lane – Buck Lake

Ten year old custom built three bedroom home with 417 feet on clean, deep Buck Lake.  ICF construction from foundation to roof.  Double car garage on main level, plus oversized single heated garage/workshop on lower level.  Fully finished walkout lower level with large windows and patio doors.  Well designed homes includes solid cherry kitchen with granite counters, large master suite, 9 foot ceilings on main level, den, great room, morning room and sun room.  Deck, screened porch with hot tub, … [Read more...]

All About Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage insurance makes it possible for homebuyers to purchase a home using a lower down payment. The Canadian Bank Act prohibits most federally regulated lending institutions from providing mortgages without mortgage loan insurance for amounts that exceed 80% of the value of the home or purchases with less than 20% down payment. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Genworth Financial are two companies that offer Mortgage Loan insurance. For more information please visit … [Read more...]

Floor the Competition

When people enter your home they usually look down before up, so that first step is vital for attracting a homebuyer and making a great first impression. This is one reason why more people are installing hardwood floors in their homes. Hardwood flooring enhances the look of any room and can create a classic ambiance that will beautify the interior design of your home. Residential real estate agents agree that homes with wood floors hold their value better, sell faster and fetch higher … [Read more...]

Clutter Eats Equity

We’ve all heard about the importance of curb appeal in attracting potential buyers and making the right impact.  But what about when they first walk in to your home?  Following curb appeal, experts say “CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER” as the next step in staging your home – even more important than cleanliness!  After all, if they can’t see past all the knick-knacks, they’ll never see all that effort you put into scrubbing. What is clutter?  Although some may define clutter as “things you don’t use or … [Read more...]

1073 Featherstone Court

Two-storey freehold townhome on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Westpark subdivision, appealing to first time home buyers and the discriminating investor.  Ceramic tile in entry leading to large living room/dining room and bright, open kitchen with oak cabinets.  Carpet-free main level features powder room and entrance from attached garage.  Find 3 good sized bedrooms and a large 4-piece bath upstairs, including fresh paint and newly installed laminate flooring.  Basement is partially finished … [Read more...]

When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

When is the best time of the year to buy a home? There are at least two days of the year that give buyers the edge. Would you like to guess which two days are best for buying a home?Every spring, as tulips struggle to poke through melting snow in the North and rosebuds cautiously open in Southern climes, sure as tootin' real estate signs begin multiplying like bunnies across the country. Soon as the For Sale signs are mounted on the posts, swarms of activity buzz in the streets as sellers, … [Read more...]